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Symptoms of Benzene Exposure

At Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to successfully represent even the most challenging Benzene exposure cases. We have eight offices and handle Benzene cases nationwide with qualified Benzene co-counsel. If you have been exposed to the chemical Benzene, you are at risk for developing serious medical problems and should seek medical assistance and legal representation right away. Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has an impressive track record of successful case outcomes and has recovered over $75,000,000 dollars for our personal injury clients. Call Nadrich & Cohen, LLP today to receive a free legal advice with one of our aggressive lawyers.

Dangers of Benzene Benzene is an extremely dangerous chemical, and known carcinogen, meaning that it has been shown that exposure to the substance can cause cancer in humans. Benzene poisoning may occur as the result of the chemical being inhaled, ingested, or the substance entering the body through the skin or eyes. Many of the consequences of Benzene exposure and poisoning are irreversible, and may cause the victim to suffer from painful and possibly fatal disorders, such as Leukemia, Cancer, and blood disorders.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations Part 1910.1028(j)(1)(i) “The employer shall post signs at entrances to regulated areas. The signs shall bear the following legend:

 

Properly posted warning signs, safety gear, protective clothing, and other safety precautions are ways in which employees can reduce the risk of Benzene exposure in the work place.

Many symptoms of Benzene poisoning or Benzene exposure are similar to those of the flu, and may include:

  • Bruising easily
  • Convulsions
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Dry or scaly skin
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhaustion
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Inflamed spleen and/or liver
  • Nausea
  • Physical weakness
  • Red dots on the skin
  • Respiratory problems, including shortness of breath
  • Shallow breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach ache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Tremors and shaking
  • Vomiting

If you work in an environment where you are exposed to any amount of Benzene and have experienced a combination of some of the symptoms listed above you may be suffering from Benzene poisoning. You should seek medical attention immediately and undergo an examination to find out if you have any serious health conditions that may be linked to Benzene exposure.

In some cases, the symptoms of Benzene exposure related medical conditions may not appear for as long as thirty years after the victim was exposed.

If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of Benzene poisoning, please contact a Benzene lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP immediately.

 

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